Denver 112, Oklahoma City 107

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #42 Eric Lewis, #12 Violet Palmer, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 16872

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 24 31 31 21 107
Denver 27 28 30 27 112

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 27-15 15-6 12-9 L2
Denver 24-17 19-4 5-13 W1

Recap

Hours after learning he was no longer wanted by the New Jersey Nets, Carmelo Anthony responded by treating Denver Nugget fans to 35 points in a 112-107 home victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

Chauncey Billups and Nene added 16 points apiece for the Nuggets, who will have to search for new trade avenues for their franchise player after Nets ownership decided the proposed 15-player deal had become too public and too expensive.

Anthony was rumored to be headed to the Nets in a three-team deal that also involved Detroit. He refused to meet with Nets personnel regarding a potential contract extension earlier in the week and heard boos while giving a postgame interview.

Despite the drama, Anthony made 12-of-25 shots and 11-of-14 free throws in his first 30-point game since Jan. 5 vs. the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Thunder took an 89-87 lead early in the fourth quarter on Eric Maynor’s 3-pointer but managed one basket over the next 4 1/2 minutes as the Nuggets took over the lead.

Oklahoma City stayed within five points for the next nine minutes, drawing within one on Russell Westbrook’s layup with 3:30 to play. But Anthony hit a runner in the lane and Billups knocked down a jumper to push it back to 108-103 with 2:31 remaining.

Westbrook finished with 28 points and 10 assists and Kevin Durant scored 22 for the Thunder, who have lost seven straight visits to the Pepsi Center.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Denver
Russell Westbrook 28 Scoring Carmelo Anthony 35
Russell Westbrook 10 Assists Chauncey Billups 6
Nick Collison 9 Rebounds Kenyon Martin 11
Russell Westbrook 12 Free Throws Made Carmelo Anthony 11
Kevin Durant 2 Steals Carmelo Anthony 3
Kevin Durant 2 Blocks Carmelo Anthony 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 107 48.2 3-15 24-29 22 46 4 5 11
Denver 112 51.2 4-16 24-33 22 39 5 7 8

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against New York. The Thunder have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .800 after a loss.
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